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February 07, 2010

FRIENDSHIP.....100th Giveaway Post!

Friendships!
Over the years I have made some very lovely friends.
Some people I have met and become friends with
are from the strangest of places...
Like a supermarket, the kindy my son attended,
the craft group I went to a few times,
maybe we were introduced by someone else,
some are internet connected friends,
and then there is the commenter
to this blog who lives only ten minutes away!...LOL
We make friends from all different walks of life,
some older than us, some younger than us,
but we get along and enjoy each others company,
we also can enjoy the same things...
and those friends are so dear to me.
Which brings me to this.....

I meet with some dear friends on a Tuesday,
and yes I met them all differently....
Last week that dear friend showed me how to do a flower
a different way.....
and wow I love the result of those petals....
I then went to work to make a flower with
a stitchery in the middle representing friends...

And this bag was the result,
named after the friend who inspired me.
'The Khristina Friendship Bag'

Now this is my 100th post and
as I consider you to be my blogging friends
You can win this 'The Khristina Friendship Bag'
along with a 'Recipe for Friendship' Charm Pack fabrics
by Mary Engelbreit for Moda....plus some little surprises
To enter my giveaway leave a comment on this post - 1 entry
if you leave a comment and have been
a follower of this blog prior to today - 5 entries...

Giveaway will be drawn on the
13th of February @ 11pm.... Adelaide. S.A time....

GIVEAWAY CLOSED - Winner will be announced 14th feb.
Thanks to all who entered.

Thanking you all for our Friendship
Hugs and Blessings
Dawn x x


114 comments:

Khris said...

Oh Dawn you did a terrific job. I love the friends flower and i love the fabrics...I love Mary E's fabrics....how perfect for the theme of friendship too.....how cool would it be if I got to win it....OMG I am excited now...hugs Khris

Mike & Jen said...

Dawn, I am inspired by your creativity. I'm so glad that I discovered your blog last month, I check it frequently. Thank you so much for the beautiful things that you create, I wish I had your talent. I'll just have to borrow your creativity and make the patterns you design with my own little flair!

Sharon-NZ said...

Its fantastic Dawn, seeing as you named it after my friend Khristina I thought I had better come over and comment as well. :0)))) ps have subscribed now as well dont want to miss any updates ;o)

Kim D. said...

Congrats on your 100 post Dawn. Your bag is adorable and I've been a follower for awhile now. Would love to win it, thanks for your generous giveaway.

Jill said...

Hi Dawn, 100 posts wow! I have you and Kris to thank for introducing me to the world of blogging (I met you and Kris at Hettie's Patch Kellie Wolfeson workshop). I am now totally addicted to blogging and sewing swaps. It's just great!

Allie said...

Congrats on 100 posts, Dawn!!! What a darling bag and flower you made, how sweet is that? I may have to try my hand at that flower.

I have a friend I met on an international embroidery group, she lives right down the street! Gotta love the internet, lol!

debbie said...

Hi Dawn, Congratulations on your 100th Post. Yes I guess we are all friends in Blogland. Whatever did we do before computers. Your bag is lovely, thanks for a generous giveaway.

Jessica said...

Hi Dawn, Isn't it nice that we can have friends all over the world because of technology and blogging. The problem is we rarely get to meet most of our "friends".
You've done a great job on the bag, and I would feel honoured if I happened to win, here's to crossing fingers! and toes!

Lotta said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I've been following you for some time now through Google Reader and I like what I read. You give me so much inspiration and you are very generous with this giveaway.
Lotta in Sweden

Jan said...

What a lovely bag; isn't it amazing where inspirations come from! Khris must be tickled pink. Congratulations on your 100th post.

Nicky said...

Congrats on 100 and on a great bag. You are getting very clever

Karen Mallory said...

Congrats on your 100th post!! Lots of friends in blogland! I have gotten to meet Khris, her from OZ and me from California and all because of the internet!!
hugs Karen

barb's creations said...

Congratulations on 100 posts and may you have many.many more.I love what you've done with the flower.I've been a follower of your blog for a little while now and pop in quite often to see what you've been up to :)Barb.

Jude said...

Well done on reaching 100 posts. The Khristina friendship bag has turned out beautifully I hope I can win it.

Martina said...

You have so lovely ideas. Love this bag with the flower! I am a follower since a while and I like reading your blog. It is really amazing how close we can come through blogging even when we live miles away.
Thanks so much for the chance to win these goodies.That would be so great.
Greetings from switzerland
Martina

Beeshebags said...

Hi Dawn, woo hoo the bag looks great. Lucky Khris to have a bag named after her...now I'll never hear the end of it...lol She's a very deserving person, to have such a nice bag named after her. Thanks for the opportunity to win....and congratulations on the 100th post. Hugs Naomi (someone who lives less than 10 minutes away! lol)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratulations on your 100th Post...awesome!!! Please count me inyour giveaway...and I have been a Follower for quite a while now!!!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Dawn. The bag is lovely. Count me in please & i've been a follower since soemtime last year. Hugs, Jeanette

Jytte said...

Hi Dawn,
I have been a follower for a very long period and read your blog every day. This giveaway is fantastic. I would love to win so please count me in.
Jytte

Janelle said...

Hi Dawn
I'm not listed as a follower of your blog, but I do visit every time you put up a new post as you are on my blog list on my sidebar!Love your bag, and would love to be your 100th post winner!

Bietje said...

Love your blog. What a shame I did not sign up as follower before. But I did follow your blog.
So go on with your inspiring blog.

nima said...

congrats on 100th post.

wow...what a gorgeous bag...i always love bags...just made 2 yday...

please add me for the draw

retdairyqueen said...

I have met so many wonderful friends through blogging
I can't believe how kind they are
Congratulations on 100 posts
Love the bag and fabric
I have been afollower for a little while now

Pam said...

Congrats Dawn on your centenary! I love following the blogs of all the "Gum Tree Girls". There are just so many gorgeous projects.

Elyte said...

Gorgeous bag Dawn, bright and happy, as we are amongst good friends.
Congratulations

simple country living! said...

Wow! Your 100th post! Thank you for being such an inspiration to us all! I have been a follower of your's for sometime now & really enjoy your creativity~Thanks again!
~be blessed~
Leona

esquiltingpassion said...

Hi Dawn,
I am a follower and I am amazed that here I sit in the USA and I can read your blog and see your terrific accomplishments.
Elaine

Laila said...

Congratulation on your 100 post, Dawn. Can't say I've read them all, but I've been a follower for awhile now. Would love to win your lovely bag, thanks for your generous giveaway.

Marília Gaspar said...

Congratulations on your 100th Post!!!
Friendship trough patchwork!
what a beautiful thought...with something as simple as that spread friendship around the world.

Tudy said...

I love your giveaway. I have been a follower for a long time now. I hope I win.

Anita said...

How lovely of you to name the gorgeous bag after Khris!! I would love to win this as Khris is my friend too, met on the internet, and met in real life a few times!!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Happy 100th! I have been following for a bit now.

Love the flower and the design! The bag is gorgeous.

Barbara said...

Aren't crafty friends the best???
Other friends are great too, but crafty friends inspire us to grow to learn new things, I love the flower and the bag is an inspiration. BarbM

Cynthia said...

The bag is gorgeous and how sweet to name it after your friend!

Hazel said...

Congrats on your 100th post .Love the bag ,I'v been a follower for a while now and enjoy your blog very much .

Doina said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Terry said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I have been a follower for some time now, even though I don't leave comments as often as I should. Lovely bag and fabric! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

DianeH said...

What a wonderful world of friendships that have been opened
through blogging. Congratutions
and thank you.

allsewnup said...

The internet IS such a wonderful thing! I wouldn't have met you whilst sitting here in the middle of the Canadian praire, but here we are. Congratulations on 100 posts and here's to many more.
The bag is a delight as well as your blog.

hugs
Carolyn

Cory said...

This bag is gorgeous and I would love to win it. Thank you for all of the wonderful designs you share with us. Take care and God bless, Cory

Graciela said...

Hi Dawn!!!!!!
Congratutations for your 100th post! Great giveaway! this bug is lovely I be your follower long time ago Please count me in!

Monica said...

I love the bag. It is just too cute. You always have such great ideas. I always enjoy reading your blog. Congrats on your 100th post! May you blog long into the future.

Eva said...

What a sweet name on a cute bag

angelasweby said...

Dawn hi :>)
Is it really your 100th blog anniversary - wow! I wish I had found you earlier :>) Have a great celebration.

Your giveaway is incredibly. What a lovely generous offer. The bag in itself is such a lovely design but the Friends flower makes it extra special. This is what friends do to you, they make you smile and you want to spread that around :>)
Angela

joanne lendaro said...

Cute purse and lovely blog! Now I'm a follower! Thanks for the great giveaway, and congrats on the 100th post!

Ruth B said...

What a sweet bag Dawn! I'm a follower so I don't miss a thing. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, congratulations on 100 posts! I have been following your blog for months now, and really enjoy it! What a pretty bag and flower, I would love to win it.

Friends really do pop up in the oddest places, don't they? And some you stay friends with even when you only get in contact once or twice a year. Love my friends!
And all the wonderful international blogs I have found.

Have a wonderful week.

Gerda in Alberta, Canada

Dena said...

How adorable and such wonderful work. Congrats on your 100your post!!

Prim2Pink said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway for the cute bag! It would be perfect to carry my sewing supplies to a class.
Congrats on your 100th post!!! I've been a follower for awhile now. I love checkin in to see what you've been doin.
Judy

Gladys said...

Hola, Dawn! Felicidades por los 100 post!!! El trabajo realizado el grandioso! Me encantaría tenerlo! Jajaja!!! Por favor, anóteme en su sorteo, soy su seguidora desde el año pasado! Un fuerte abrazo!!! Muchos Besotes!!!

moramargaritaster said...

100 post,that`s fantastic!!
How cute and lovely bag.

Have a nice week.

Kim R. said...

Congratulations on your 100th! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway for the beautiful bag and the Mary Engelbreit fabric, I have already been a follower :)
Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Lauren Colless said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Dawn!! A lovely bag, and definitely very "Khris" :D

Tozz said...

I am very excited for you Dawn on reaching 100 posts and I enjoyed reading about yuor friendships thoughts. It is amazing how we meet our friends. :) I love your bag and flower and I was looking at a blog only yesterday with handmade flowers on it and just loved them. I need a new bag so I hope I win your lovely one :) Of course I have been a follower of your blog for ages and love reading what you get up to :) hugs sweetie :) Vicki

Sandra :) said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I'd love to join your giveaway if I may, from Canada :) The friendship bag is very sweet - just like it's namesake! Good luck to everybody who enters :)

Sharon H. said...

I love reading your blog and I come often to see what fun things you are doing. I get inspiration from you . I think the bag is beautiful and I hope I have a chance to win it. thanks Sharon

teresa said...

Wow Dawn, the bag is gorgeous. Congratulations on your 100th post. I would never have believed how many wonderful people I have met since I started blogging... I know exactly how you feel. All the best for your next 100 posts xx

Chris H said...

Dawn.. you made my cyber buddy FAMOUS by naming your bag after her... so I am entering... and I will become a follower too.. what's one more blog to follow eh? I only 'follow' about 230 now.. *sigh*

Cathy Troup said...

Dear Dawn.........As you know Dawny I am not a crafty follower (sorry all I will not go in for the draw) but a simple friend and sister from years ago fascinated and thrilled to see you "rise in stature with God and man".....don't ya love how God makes friends and keeps them close. 100 posts is a milestone.
Bless you dear one, from your old friend Cathy

(I too am a follower because I see God clearly uses you to love others and to to light the path in others life, I just love sitting back and watching sweet one!)

creativedawn said...

Hi Dawn,
I cannot think of a better name for a friendship bag and/or flower. I had the pleasure of meeting Khris when she came to the US in 2008 and she is a very warm and friendly and sweet person! She is a awesome talent! What a great tribute to a really wonderful lady. Count me in my friend and congratulations! As long as you post, I'll be reading!
hugz
Pam

antmee said...

Congratulations on reaching "100" posts! I'm new to your blog (only found you today from Sew Prim Khris) and think your bag is gorgeous! I'm off now to read more of your blog.

Debbie said...

I have been a follower for a while now and just love you andf your work to pieces. 100 posts...does'nt time fly fast.
Congrats with wishes for continued success. I visit every night...do not want to miss anything. xxooxx

SheilaC said...

Your bag is beautiful!! And what a sweetie to name it after your friend.

I thought I was a follower from the holiday gum tree days..... but I guess not. So added myself today! :)

SheilaC

stitchinfiend said...

What a wonderful giver away. It is always such a pleasure to come and read you Blog. I am not sure whether I am a legal follower....LOL. But I nearly always leave a comment. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a wonderful prize.

Margaret said...

100 posts and not a minute wasted as you have bought enjoyment into the lives of others around the world. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Ondrea said...

Thanks for the giveaway draw! And thanks for sharing all your lovely projects with us on your blog. Congratulations on your 100th post.

LindaB said...

Hi Dawn..I have been following since the "Gum Tree Girls" started and read all the blogs nearly daily.
100 posts thats amazing..thankyou for sharing with us. The little flower bag is very cute and I would love a chance to win it please enter me in the giveaway...hugs LindaB

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Dawn
Hugs, Sharon

arlette said...

Oh Dawn, please enter me in the drawing, I'd love to have something from you, I became your follower a while ago, I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed!, congrats in your 100th posts and thanks for light our days!

Sue from Cyprus said...

Hi Dawn

Congrats.... 100 posts... where has the time gone?

I love the Khristina Friendship Bag. Your friend must be real chuffed! I would love to win the bag and Charm Pack. Count me in!

Hugs, Sue from Cyprus

Narelle said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I've been following since you nested in the 'Gum Trees'.
Your bag is just lovely and I would be only too happy to put it to good use.

anne said...

Love your bag and thank you for the giveaway. I found you blog via Sew Prim Khris. How lucky are you to be able to have a private lesson on how to make flowers. Thank you for sharing. Happy 100th and many more. Happy Stitlching

Anita said...

Congratulations with your 100th post. I love the bag.

Seams Sew Together said...

Congratluations of your 100th post. the bag is beautiful!!

SandyN said...

Dawn,

100 posts wow. I always enjoy reading your blogs and your work. I am a follower....

Thanks for your giveway. I love the bag.

Sandy N

Wendy B said...

I know what you mean about friendships..they come in many shapes and forms! You are a very special friend as you were my first follower and commenter when I began blogging to "I didn't know who" out there in blogland and made me feel so welcome! Thank you for inspiring my bloggy journey and I look forward to many many more posts from you!
Sugary hugs always
XXX Wendy B :O)

Bronny said...

Hello new friend - I've been following your blog since the first day of GumTrees - friends are indeed special and I'm finding that I make new ones almost every week through blogging. I'd love to stitch and giveaway something to everybody - but there is just never enough time in the day.
The bag is spectacular and the winner will receive something very special. (fingers crossed!)
hugs
bronny

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congrats on your 100th post! What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for entering me :-)

Charmed Life said...

Congrats on the 100th post! What a cute giveaway and such a nice post about blogger friends.

Dolores said...

Well congratulations on 100 posts. Your bag is so cute and thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

Robin in New Jersey said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I have been reading your for a while now. I found you via Jenny of Elfantz. The bag is lovely!

pam duxbury said...

Great giveaway please enter me.

Jo said...

Hi Dawn, Congratulations on your 100th post.Your post about friendships is great and nice bag too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn, Congratulations on your 100th post.i love the bag you have made and would love to win !!
Friendships are really special aren't they - and you are one of my special friends. Thankyou !
Love and hugs....Heather M

Lucky-1 said...

Congrats on your 100th post. Love the bag too. I have a 100 uses for a bag like that...lol

miss~nance said...

Congratulations on 100 posts, what a lovely giveaway Dawn.

I have been away for most of January and am now just starting to catch up with the blogs I follow, yours being one of them.

Hugs & blessings

Gaul

Sharon said...

Dawn, your pattern and bag is very cute. I have not been a follower of your blog before this post, but would like to be entered into your giveaway. I'm adding my name as a follower of your blog.

Congratulations on your 100th post.

Sharon
Starlight Primitives
myfolkart@live.com

Val said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Dawn your pattern for the bag is so cute I do enjoy visiting your blog

linny said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, the bag looks beautiful

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn. Congratulations on your 100th post. I have been a quiet follower of your blog for a while now. Your "Khristina Friendship Bag" is gorgeous and it is lovely you named it after Khris.
Happy stitching,
Janette

Solstitches said...

Congratulations Dawn! The bag is gorgeous and it's a very generous giveaway.
I'd love to enter the draw please -I'm already an enthusiastic follower of your blog.

Margaret

Meredith said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I would love to win - thank you for the chance! I enjoy your blog.

mandapanda said...

Beautiful bag Dawn! Thankyou to Jenny for giving me directions to your blog! Happy 100th blog-a-versary! I honestly would have thought you'd have done more than that! lol Thankyou for the chance to win one of your beautiful creations!
hugs, Manda of KraftyPanda!!

Reflections of life and art said...

Congratulations on your 100th post...what a nice way to kick off the next 100!
Thanks for the chance to win your bag!

Tina said...

Congrats on the 100th post. I think that the bag is sweet. Please do enter me for the give away. I have been following your blog for awhile.
Tina

Teresa said...

A very nice bag - sure hope it heads my way. I have been following you for some time now through bloglines - does that count as a follower?

Congratulations on your 100th post!

Lois said...

Oh wow Dawn how lucky Khris is and i have to agree she is such a nice person... always caring about someone else... the bag is just gorgeous... love it... i have been a follower of yours for awhile now.
Hugs
Lois

Birgitte said...

Hello Dawn,
I feel very honoured to be called 'your friend'. And I hope that snoopy bag will come to me. As feb. 15 is my birthday, it would also be a very nice birthdaypresent.

CraftCrave said...

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Sharon said...

Dawn - oh my gosh, I LOVE your friendship bag. I have recently gotten in quilting and am totally hooked. I love to follow quilting blogs and found yours a while back. Thank you for letting me into your creative world!

Di said...

Your friendship bag is delightful and would make a lovely gift for a lady going through a difficult time at present. Thank you for your generosity.

Outofmymind said...

I just found you and wow!!! I'M GLAD i DID. i love STITCHING AND HAVE DRAWN MY OWN PATTERNS BUT HAVEN'T PUT ANY OUT THERE, PLUS I'VE DECORATED MY KITCHEN AND BATHROOM IN MARY ENGLEBREIT STYLES. THE KITCHEN IS CHERRIES AND THE BATHROOM IS WITH HER DOLL ART. i ADORE YOUR BAG AND PLEASE ENTER ME IF I QUALIFY SINCE I'M IN THE STATES. THANX FOR SHARING AND I'M FOLLOWING YOU NOW!!!!

Marilynd said...

Wow Dawn. Congratulations on 100 posts. Bloggers are so generous.
Love the way you have taken the design and created such a beautiful "Friend" bag. I have a friend going through a hard time right now and this is just the kind of gift I would like to give her to show she has our support and love.

Bec Clarke said...

Ohhh very pretty, I am so glad that I am a follower, not just for the giveaway, I love trying to make my stitches nice and small and even like yours.

Denise said...

I'm proud of you for reaching your 100th post on your blog! My friendships are so important to me. They keep me sane and are the place where angels definitely dwell in my life. I love your flower bag and think the flower would make a great needlecase. Just a thought. :)

Samelia said...

Awesome job to have reached the 100 post mark. Hears to the next 100.
Love your work and the 'Friend' bag is gorgeous.

Sharon said...

I love your friendship bag and flower. What a darling idea as a little giftie for special friends. Congrats on your 100th blog post.

Rian said...

Hi, what a lovely weblog you have.
I have been looking around and I found some interesting links too.

I will come back later

Greetings from a cold and snowy Holland

Rian

Tina said...

What a lovely bag and giveaway pack. Your comments reminded me of a poem I wrote in high school, a million years ago.
"Friendship is a link in an unbroken chain,
A link to past, present, future."

Pity I carnt remember the whole poem, will have to have a look around some old, dusty school books and see if I can find it.
Happy 100th blog, enjoy popping in each week, with my cuppa.

Lisa said...

Hi Dawn, what a great giveaway. I have been a follower for a while now.I have your link up on my blog list. Id love the chance to win..also I have my 100th post giveaway and my birthday giveaway on my blog if youd like to enter..it will be drawn on Sunday. All the best Lisa

Terri said...

Dawn, I "had" to follow your blog from the 1st moment I found it! 100 posts!? Gosh.....we'll be old and grey before I get that far I bet.......but I know I'll still be reading yours!
hugs....

Barbara York said...

Hello Dawn - I have followed your blog for over a year now and love coming back again and again. Congragulations on your 100th post. I would sure love to win this bag it is very pretty and I love the way you did the little flower.

Kerry said...

Hi Dawn!,
Love your designs.
Congrats on your 100th post!
I have been a fan of yours ever since The Gum Tree Designers began!

Shiree said...

Dawn, this bag is simply divine, and the flower looks so delightful, I have been following you since just before the Gum Tree Designers, stunning work!!!